All The Money In The World In Movie Theaters Around The Nation This Weekend
All The Money In The World is in movie theaters across St. Louis and nationwide this weekend. Moviegoers in St. Louis will have to wait until the new year to see Molly’s Game and Phantom Thread when they open in wide release. See Call Me By Your Name or Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri at Hi-Pointe this weekend. Dunkirk and The LEGO Ninjago Movie are now among the movies now available to rent at your local Redbox.
See Pitch Perfect 3, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle or Star Wars: The Last Jedi this weekend at MX Movies in downtown St. Louis.
It’s the Weekend Movie Guide from RealLifeSTL.
Recapping Last Weekend
Star Wars: The Last Jedi followed up its $220 million opening weekend with a $99 million second weekend of release. The total was easily enough to top the weekend box office over the extended Christmas weekend.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was the top debut film of the weekend with a $55.4 million opening weekend. Pitch Perfect 3 and The Greatest Showman were just behind with $26.4 million and $14.4 million each.
Downsizing, with a production budget reported to be $68 million, managed just $7.67 million over the weekend at the crowded box office.
Father Figures brought in $5.48 million over the holiday weekend.
Opening This Weekend
All The Money In The World
All The Money In The World, which opened in movie theaters on Christmas Day, is the new crime thriller from director Ridley Scott. The film is based on the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the grandson of J. Paul Getty. The elder Getty, worth an estimated $2 billion at the time, refused to pay the $17 million ransom.
Specifically, the film is based on the book Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty by John Pearson. The book has been reprinted, with a new title, to coincide with the movie’s release.
Christopher Plummer stars in the film as J. Paul Getty with Michelle Williams portraying John Paul Getty III’s mother, Gail Harris Getty. Charlie Plummer (no relation) plays the role of John Paul Getty III. Mark Wahlberg is cast in the role of Fletcher Chase, Getty’s business manager and a former CIA agent.
Kevin Spacey originally played the role of J. Paul Getty in the film. In fact, the entire movie was filmed with Spacey in the role. After the actor’s very public fall, Scott brought Plummer on and set out on an audacious plan to reshoot much of the film in just nine days. Williams and Wahlberg were also among the cast brought back to film over Thanksgiving in order to keep All The Money In The World on track for a theater release.
Why the rush? Trust, which also focuses on the Getty kidnapping story, will premiere on FX next month. In the FX series from Danny Boyle, Donald Sutherland plays the role of J. Paul Getty with Hillary Swank in the role of the mother and Brendan Fraser in place of Wahlberg.
See Call Me By Your Name or Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri at Hi-Pointe Theatre This Weekend
Hi-Pointe Theatre is a hidden gem of St. Louis. The Hi-Pointe Backlot is even more so, hidden behind the main theater on McCausland Avenue. Hi-Pointe has been around since 1922 at the Southwest corner of Forest Park and below the world’s largest Amoco sign.
Hi-Pointe Backlot came on the scene in 2015 on the second floor of a building right behind the main theater. It took three years of rehab before the owners of Hi-Pointe spent 60 straight days putting the final touches on the space. The 48-seat theater has drawn stellar reviews from movie fans.
See Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri this weekend at Hi-Pointe Backlot, while Call Me By Your Name plays at Hi-Pointe Theatre.
Make It A Redbox Night With Dunkirk
Dunkirk and The LEGO Ninjago Movie are both among the movies now available to rent at your local Redbox this weekend.
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